Manana – Picture and the Frame

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An organisation should be like a picture frame. The frame shouldn’t eat away the picture.” In other words, just as it isn’t possible to hold a picture in the absence of a frame, without an organisation any work, whether spiritual or social, can’t happen. At the same time, if the organisation becomes too bureaucratic, it’s like the… Read more »

Power of Group Sadhana

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Existence has two aspects – the visible and the invisible; the gross and the subtle; or the tangible and intangible. Our body is concrete, it is visible; but our breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and the spirit is the invisible aspect of the same reality. Contrary to popular belief, the invisible aspect of our existence… Read more »

Manana (Contemplation) …

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Question: Guruji, whenever I see You, I start running after You. Is this devotion or lack of self respect? Guruji: In the beginning you run, it is ok. But then you should learn to stop and look within. Dive deep within yourself then I will run after you and the whole world will run after… Read more »

Sharpen Yourselves

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Once upon a time, there was a very strong woodcutter. He asked for a job from a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the… Read more »

Sakshi – Part-I

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One day my close friend called me to inform that Swamiji was at Ahmedabad and he had agreed to come over for dinner at his home. My friend invited me along with some others for dinner and knowledge session with Swamiji. I was delighted because I had tremendous respect for Swamiji. I remembered the day… Read more »

Ayurveda – Knowledge of Life!

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My experiments for staying fit (both mentally & physically) led me to The Art of Living workshop and later it was Rishi Vidhyadharji who introduced me to Ayurveda. My thirst to know more about Ayurveda, made me take up reading about this ancient science. Let me just share some known & unknown basic facts about… Read more »

Dealing with Duality

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Duality in life    I have always been a person who enjoys worldly life to the hilt, be it travel, food, beautiful objects that please the eye, hobbies that excite or movies and plays that make me laugh, cry or think. I love life in its many splendour and at the same time acutely aware… Read more »

Power of Words

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A group of frogs was travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and continued to jump out of the pit with… Read more »

Navaratri 2016-Dancing Fountains of Joy!!!

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How does one express the inexpressible?! Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has already stated in Ashtavakra Gita that the ‘ entire life is a futile exercise to express the inexpressible’. Yet, here I am longing to unleash the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.   On this auspicious day of Durgashtami, I settled myself in Yagyashala,… Read more »

WHAT MAKES KRISHNA SOOO LOVABLE?

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I recently had the great fortune of listening to Srimad Bhagavatam. The stories started with Matsya, Kurma, Vamana and so on avatars of Lord Vishnu. But as soon as we reached Krishna avatar there was a vibration of love spread all across the hall.   It is amazing how every time we talk of Bhuvanasundara… Read more »